Leading Pediatric Surgeon and Cardiothoracic Surgeon to Host CME webinar February 16

Virtual Provider CME Program


Director of pediatric surgery, Shinjiro Hirose, M.D. and cardiothoracic surgeon, Gary Wayne Raff, M.D., at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, will lead an upcoming Virtual Provider Continuing Medical Education (CME) webinar, Pectus Excavatum – What Every Pediatric Provider Needs to Know.

The webinar will cover various learning objectives including:

  • Describing how and when to refer a patient for Pectus Excavatum evaluation
  • Outlining the more common symptoms of Pectus Excavatum
  • Listing the long-term consequences of Pectus Excavatum
  • Comparing and contrasting options for treatment of Pectus Excavatum

Pediatricians, primary care providers, registered nurses, and specialists focusing on orthopedics and genetic disorders and others are encouraged to attend.

The Chest Wall program at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California provides children with the most advanced pediatric medical care. The expert pediatric surgery team coordinates care for several kinds of chest wall irregularities. The most common chest wall abnormality seen in children is Pectus Excavatum (PE), translated as “hollowed chest” and also referred to as “sunken chest” or “funnel chest.”

Our renowned presenters, Dr. Raff and Dr. Hirose, are the editors of the 2017 textbook, Surgery for Chest Wall Deformities, from Springer Publishing, New York, N.Y.

The Northern California Shriners Hospital has an exciting lineup of presentations through the Virtual Provider CME Program. There is no charge for attending Virtual Provider CME webinars, and participants receive CME credit. Those interested in registering for the upcoming Virtual Provider CME webinar can visit http://bit.ly/3nMaDVW. Spots are limited, so register today!

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Designation for 1.0 contact hour.